Robin Mcalpine: Choose to be progressive. Choose to be united. Choose to win. Reject the Growth Commission.
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine makes a final plea to SNP delegates at this weekend’s spring conference to reject the Growth Commission’s economic plan for Scottish independence
AT THE weekend, delegates to SNP conference will be asked to make what may well be the most important political decision they will ever make.
Analysis: With just days until the vote, a defence of the economics of Sterlingisation has still not come
The Scottish Finance Minister, the First Minister and The National editor have all made the case for the Growth Commission’s currency plan – without defending it on the basis of its economic merits
THE SNP spring conference on Saturday will see the Growth Commission’s tweaked plan put to delegates, with amendments proposing a faster transition to a Scottish currency and that the six tests are dropped.
Analysis: Leonard brings Scottish Labour full circle on employment law - begrudgingly
Scottish Labour’s reluctant embrace of the devolution of employment law marks a reversal from the Smith Commission days – and raises questions about why other powers shouldn’t also be devolved
SCOTTISH LABOUR leader Richard Leonard spoke to the annual congress of the Scottish Trades Union Congress on Monday [15 April] in Dundee, and brought the party into line with long-standing STUC policy on employment law
Robin Mcalpine: Just as Thatcher's legacy was Blair, Better Together's legacy is the Growth Commission
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine argues that the SNP is on the verge of swallowing all of Better Together’s arguments in the last referendum – and weakening the independence case in the process
IS BETTER TOGETHER taking over the SNP? The party’s new spiritual leader (Andrew Wilson) was on BBC radio quite openly telling Scotland that independence will be pain and sacrifice, that Britain is a fine economic and political institution and that Scotland shouldn't get above itself with talk of its own currency.
Analysis: European elections will indicate whether England's political revolution is for real
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says likely European Parliamentary elections in six weeks time could be the beginning of a breach with two-party politics in England, with insurgency’s on the Remain centre and Brexit right.
WEDNESDAY’S EU Council is almost certain to grant the UK Government its extension – not the one the Prime Minister asked for, but one she’ll have to make do with.
Revealed: The 4 amendments to the Growth Commission motion to be debated at SNP conference
CommonSpace publishes the amendments to the motion at SNP conference on the Growth Commission report
SNP CONFERENCE on 27 April in Edinburgh is set to be crucial in settling the party’s key policies for a future independence referendum.
The controversial Growth Commission report published last year and chaired by Andrew Wilson, corporate lobbyist and former MSP, is set to be voted on by the party in a slightly revised form via a motion put forward to the conference by Finance Minister Derek Mackay and deputy leader Keith Brown.
Richard Murphy: Don't put London bankers in charge of Scotland's independence - a reply to Derek Mackay
Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at the University of London, responds to Derek Mackay’s article in The National on Saturday [6 April] on currency and an independent Scotland
Material change of circumstances for indyref2 “has already happened”, Patrick Harvie tells #SGPConf
Scottish Greens co-convener argues the UK Government has proven it will not respect Scotland’s parliamentary democracy, and calls on Nicola Sturgeon to provide details of her plan for a second independence referendum
- Patrick Harvie argues that clarity on Brexit negotiations may never come, and that the Scottish Government may miss its window of opportunity for a second referendum by waiting